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very randomly diverse. i've gotten to do tv shows and award shows and now i'm venturing into movies. i'm in a new david fincher movie. >> i was going to say! it was a great book. >> it's so cool! >> and the infomercial "and there's more! jgs. >> neil patrick harris great to meet you. we'll head it off to poppy harlow in for carol costello, in "the newsroom" this morning. >> good morning. neil pa trtrick harris, huge fa. "newsroom" starts now. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com happening now in "the newsroom," jailbreak, through a shower. >> not for sure they're armed but you got to think they might be. >> reporter: now the national manhunt for these four men who pulled off the escape, which
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played out like a scene from "shawshank redemption." also -- >> the president assured the chancellor of the united states is not monitoring and will not monitor the communications of the chancellor. >> reporter: angela merkel's phone reportedly tapped, germany enraged. german intelligence officials are expected to come to the u.s. demanding answers. plus more mud on the face of healthcare.gov. >> we're working out the kinks in the system. >> reporter: failure in a networking component, the site crashes again as the jokes pile on for obama care. >> have you tried restarting your computer? >> reporter: and chris brown, arrested for assault again. you're live in the "cnn newsroom." good morning from atlanta, happy monday, everyone. i'm poppy harlow. carol costello has a well-deserved day off. we'll get to the news on chris
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brown in just a moment but first this. it has been an uneasy night in a anadarko, oklahoma. four inmates are on the loose as we speak after a daring jailbreak and police say they may be armed and dangerous. you see them right there. i have to tell you, listen to this. >> we're a small town, stuff like this is not supposed to happen, right? >> and how it happened reads honestly like a far-fetched script straight out of hollywood. let's get the latest on the escape and the manhunt under way. george howell is in anadarko, oklahoma w the latest. good morning, george. >> reporter: possibly, good morning. we know those inmates were being held here at this detention center to be shipped off to a state prison but they had different plans and and literally slipped through the cracks and then walked right out the door. a desperate search is under way
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this morning for four inmates, after their bold escape sunday morning from this detention center in anadarko, oklahoma, about an hour outside oklahoma city. their names? dylan three irons, prime brown, anthony mendonca, triston cheadle, all considered armed and dangerous. >> any time you know anybody breaks out of prison or anything you'll say they're dangerous. we're not for sure they are but you got to think they might be. they wasn't when they left but we don't know what they picked up after. >> reporter: each man sentenced on charges from burglary to meth possession and parole violation. the details of their spectacular jailbreak read like a film script, a real life "shawshank redemption." officials say the men busted through a maintenance hatch above the shower in the jail. they crawled through a pipe space beneath the roof where the air continuing and plumbing are located, then they knocked out a cement block to get to another room, that took them directly to
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an unlocked side door, which they simply pushed open to their freedom. >> we got officers checking all the abandoned vehicles and checking residents where we might know they have relatives living, we're doing that right now. >> reporter: kad caddo county sheriff gene cain says authorities realized the escape after they were tipped off by someone who saw the inmates walking near the courthouse still wearing their orange jumpsuits. >> we started a head count on our prisoners and we did find we had four missing. >> reporter: the men later ditched the jumpsuits which officers found but there is still no sign of the escapees and that has residents worried. >> i hope they're not at my house when i get back. that's all i hope. you just prepare yourself. i'm a gun owner, i've been all my life. >> reporter: at this point we understand this detention center was built some two years ago. those maintenance hatches they were supposed to be sealed and shut, but in this case, clearly
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they weren't. we've been reaching out to the sheriff to try to get comment on their investigation into how this happened in the first place first of all, and of course their search for these men at last check they have no new leads as to where the men could be and they are asking anyone with information to call them, poppy, to help track these men down. >> i was wondering about that. so many strange things, so it's newly constructed, two years old, they ditched their orange jumpsuits outside. you have to think how did they get clothes to run and escape and not, you know, be noticed walking around without any clothes on. what do we know about this search in terms of how many teams are on the ground? is it all being handled locally? is the fbi coming in? do we know anything about that? >> reporter: and those will be the fresh questions that we want to talk to the sheriff about. we've reached out to them, and hope to learn more about that investigation. that search for these men. and the question is, are they still here in this county? are they still in this state?
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certainly we do know that there is an active search, the scope of that we hope to find out a little more this morning. >> absolutely. lot of questions. george appreciate the reporting. thank you. growing outrage over reports that the united states spied on some of its top european allies, a new report suggested that president obama knew nothing about it until this summer. "the wall street journal" citing unnamed u.s. officials reports that the nsa ended a program used to spy on german chancellor angela merkel and some other top world leaders after an internal white house review this summer. meanwhile a top republican lawmaker is defending the nsa surveillance program abroad saying it keeps allies "safe." congressman mike rogers told our candy crowley the reports that the u.s. spied on millions of french citizens is misguided. >> maybe there's something more to that. i argue if the french citizens knew exactly what that was about they'd be applauding and popping
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champagne corks. it's a good thing, keeps the french safe t keeps the u.s. safe t keeps our european allies safe so this whole notion that we're going to go after each other on what is really legitimate protection of nation state interests i think is disingenuous candidly. >> mike rogers calling it disingenuous, something like that classic scene from "casablanca." >> everybody is to leave here immediately. this cafe is closed until further notice. clear the room at once! >> how can he close me up? >> i'm shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here. >> your winnings, sir. >> thank you very much. >> we'll talk more about this all of this and the fallout throughout the show, but cnn chief national security correspondent jim sciutto has more. the newest edward snowden documents reveal more spying on america's closest allies.
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in spain, reports the nsa listened in on 60 million phone calls in a single month and in germany the "sontag" newspaper reports president obama was briefed by nsa chief keith alexander about spying on angela merkel's calls back in 2010, contradicting white house assurances the president was not aware of the extent of the surveillance. the nsa quickly denied the report telling cnn "general alexander did not discuss with president obama in 2010 an alleged foreign intelligence operation involving german chancellor merkel nor has he ever discussed alleged operations involving chancellor merkel." the nsa's denial a clear step beyond the white house's willingness up to now only to deny present and future monitoring. >> i can tell you the president assured the chancellor that the united states is not monitoring and will not monitor the communications of the chancellor. >> reporter: german intelligence officials are expected to come to the u.s. to challenge their american counterparts on the
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spying after a german official accused the u.s. of "breaking german law on german soil." but mike rogers defended the nsa surveillance sunday saying it was well-regulated and essential to keeping americans and europeans safe from terrorism. >> i think the bigger news story here would be, candy, if the united states intelligence services weren't trying to collect information that would protect u.s. interests both home and abroad. >> reporter: jim shoe tciutto, washington. the administration is blaming a vendor networking issue, saying an attempted fix actually resulted in crashing the system last night, a spokesman for verizon says the company immediately began working on the problem to fix it as quickly as possible. all right, go sox, a little bit of history made in last night's world series game for the very first time ever, the
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fall classic ended on a pickoff. st. louis's colton wong was tagged out at first base. the red sox beat the cardinals 4-2, evening out the series 2-2, game five takes place tonight in st. louis. still to come, conrad murray, you know the name and the face well, the man found guilty for causing michael jackson's death, he's now out of prison. the news broke overnight and wait until you find out what he plans to do now that he's out. we're going to tell you, straight ahead.
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checking top stories this morning, conrad murray is a free man. he was released from a los
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angeles county jail this morning after serving two years for causing michael jackson's death. the jury found dr. murray's negligence led to the singer's death from an overdose of proep p propofol. his medical advice was suspended after convicting but he plans on filing for reinstatement. so he can practice once again. mike pouncy he e e y was se a spear in foxborough an hour after his team lost to the new england patriots. pouncey is a former college teammate of hernandez. police view him as a witness who could help them with their investigation. in money news a recall involving broccoli salad, taylor forms recalled more than 5,000 pounds of broccoli salad kit products because of possible s listeria contamination, in
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delaware, delaware, maryland, mama, new jersey, new york and vermont. you see the states on your screen. there are no reports though of anyone getting sick. parts of kansas could see tornadoes and hail. indra petersons is with us to talk about this. this is quite a nasty storm system early in the season. >> something we're looking at that has to do with all the snow that is out in the pacific northwest. this huge system today bringing tons of snow, as much as 18 inches of snow today possible in through montana, portions of wyoming, even the high elevations of southern california, so this is the key here. it is this exact system that has to blend with the warm air east of it. we're going to get the severe weather through kansas. looking at warm air in the south, cool temperatures where we're seeing that snow in the pacific northwest and the jet stream moving through kansas so with that of course we have the severe weather threat, mostly here we're talking about strong winds and hail, but isolated tornado isn't something we can rule out.
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the big thing that matters the system will make its way to the northeast so look for that by the end of the week. poppy? >> just in time for me to make it back there and enjoy the weather that might be coming our way. >> appreciate it. relatives and friends are gathering to honor a beloved teacher who was killed last week, the funeral for 24-year-old colleen ritzer begins in just about 45 minutes, held at the st. augustine church in massachusetts, hundreds of people gathered there yesterday to pay their respects and meantime we're hearing from the mother of the 14-year-old boy who is charged with ritzer's murder. alexandra field you've been covering this since the day it broke. set the scene for us there? >> reporter: poppy, a week ago friends and family couldn't have imagined it but within an hour they will gather to say good-bye to colleen ritzer t will happen right here in her hometown at her home church. hundreds of people are expected to come out, among them more than 200 of a beloved math
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teacher's students. hundreds of students, friends and colleagues line the stretches of andover to pay tribute to a beloved math teacher, colleen ritzer >> she is an inspiration to all of us, to live life to the fullest every single day. >> reporter: this massachusetts community paid their respects this weekend with pink flowers and balloons. >> we'd like to honor danvers teacher colleen ritzer. >> reporter: a favorite teacher's favorite color. >> colleen was a wonderful person, our room was decorated with inspirational quotes everywhere. >> reporter: a legacy of inspiration that her students are carrying with them. at a football game over the weekend, players wore deicals in ritzer's honor. >> the kids have been very strong and you know, they're percent veering. they're going to pull through. >> reporter: the body of the 24-year-old teacher was found in the woods behind danvers high school last tuesday.
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fill imchis h philip chisholm is charged with her murder. the suspect's mother is speaking up, a statement released by her son's attorney says her heart is broken for the ritzer family and the loss of their daughter and sister, colleen ritzer. she says her son was born in love and is dear to her, very dear. she is struggling to understand this. as the mystery continues, ritzer's memory lives on. >> just extreme loss, like there's just going to be a void forever in our hearts where, i don't know that anything can ever fill that. >> reporter: pink flowers have been placed outside the church in memory of colleen ritzer and a fitting tribute to a danvers high school teacher, danvers police have also sent their own honor guard. poppy? >> what a sad, sad day. they'll remember the best of her there. thank you so much, appreciate it. still to come, we told you about chris brown at the top of the show. we'll get into it more. he is headed back to court.
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♪ ♪ here you take a walk on the wild side ♪ what a song and what a legend, rock fans this morning remembering a poet and a true legend, singer/songwriter lou reed died sunday at his home in new york. his publicist did not release any details. reed was known for tackling
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taboo topics like drug addiction and homosexuality in his music. he had one top 40 hit, though he was so well-known "walk on the wild side" it was about drag queens. he was 71 years old. our thoughts are with his friends and family. singer chris brown in trouble once again. here's what happened. brown and a bodyguard are charged with felony assault accused of attacking a man early on sunday outside of a posh hotel in washington. brown's representative and lawyer did not immediately respond to our calls for comment but this arrest could have very serious legal consequences for brown. is he still, remember, on probation in connection with that 2009 attack on his former girlfriend, rihanna. a.j. hammer is with us from new york. what do we know about what happened? this was around 4:30 in the morning on sunday, right? >> and it is serious. according to police these two allegedly assaulted a man outside a "w" hotel in washington, d.c., after leaving
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a party brown was hosting. the report says the alleged victim wanted a picture with brown, and when an argument ensued, brown reportedly used a homophobic slur. police say brown own his bodyguard punched the victim in the face causing as it was put "significant bodily injury" which led to the felony assault charge and of course this is the latest drama for the grammy winning singer known for his explosive temper, four years ago brown pled guilty to asoughting his then girlfriend rihanna. march 2011 brown apologized again after an emotional outburst following an interview on abc's "good morning america" and a year later injured in a bottle smashing fight from the rapper drake reportedly over rihanna in a new york city nightclub. brown remains on probation for that domestic violence could be v conviction and if this is seen as a violation he could face up to four years in prison, poppy, and he already has had two probation violation charges in the past year, both just resulted in additional community
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service, but if this goes the wrong way for brown it could meantime. >> are you surprised we haven't heard anything from brown's team on this yet? >> i think they're probably crafting their statement and waiting for the arraignment to happen, expected to happen sometime after 1:00 p.m. in washington, d.c. later we'll get some release and he already has a hearing scheduled in california to address his probation status on november 20th. >> a.j., appreciate it. thank you. still to come it is a new week, another week but the same story for the obama care website. we're going to tell you about the latest embarrassing breakdown. all we do is go out to dinner. that's it? i mean, he picks up the tab every time, which is great... he's using you. he probably has a citi thankyou card and gets 2x the points at restaurants huh the citi thankyou preferred card. now earn 2x the points on entertainment, with no annual fee. go to citi.com/thankyoucards
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because what you don't know, can hurt you.urance. what if you didn't know that posting your travel plans online may attract burglars? [woman] off to hawaii! what if you didn't know that as the price of gold rises, so should the coverage on your jewelry?
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almost ready to go, but there's a lot more to do before sochi is ready for the winter games. "newsroom" continues now. welcome back. i'm poppy harlow in for carol costello. here's yet another sign of how deeply flawed the obama care website is. the latest crash which angered and frustrated people trying to enroll happened last night. nearly four weeks after a dismal launch, the site is an easy punchline for comedians. >> if the regular english site isn't working, try signing up in a different language like say icelandic. and then choose one of four simple plans, fjordflug, heugelhoffer, trollish or high-five. now that's fun. and if our site keeps freezing
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we're also provided links to other helpful websites, such as kayak.com. where you can purchase airline tickets to canada and buy cheaper prescription drugs. >> but you won't hear many laughs about this at the white house, that's for sure, where we find athena jones. athea, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, poppy. you're right, this is not a laughing matter for the folks in the building behind me. the department of health and human services is stressing this is a provider issue but really it's one more big headache for the administration about obama care. jeff zeist said it would be running smoothley by the end of november but the next big meltdown is raising questions about that. another major stumble for the problem-riddled website healthcare.gov. >> it's better today than october 1st but it's a long way from perfect. >> reporter: visitors sunday
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couldn't apply for health care coverage. vendor for verizon, running the data services hub "experienced a failure in a networking component." that service connects healthcare.gov to the irs and other databases used to determine eligibility. the company says they're working to fix the problem. >> what you're seeing here is a gap in innovation and execution. >> reporter: healthcare.gov ridicule on late night tv. >> the site was only designed to handle six users aa time. >> reporter: "saturday night live" mocking kathleen sebelius. >> consider using our low res website, with simpler fonts and graphics. >> reporter: responsible for overseeing the website's implementation, and the pressure isn't letting up. >> she's already as of "saturday night live," last night the laughing stock of america so she's lost considerable credibility. >> reporter: new hampshire senator jeanne shaheen urged an extension of the enrollment
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deadline. >> so we can make sure we get as many people who want health insurance able to enroll and be able to be covered. >> reporter: the administration says that mandate won't change. >> we're way still early in the process. >> reporter: the president promising -- >> we've got people working overtime, 24/7, to boost capacity and address these problems every single day. >> reporter: now verizon says they're working to fix this problem but we've got no word from verizon or hhs on just when it will be fixed. poppy? >> and you know, athena, if people go to the website they notice the image of this woman became known by some as the obama care girl, it's not there anymore. is this even a bill deal? does it matter or a strategic change to help people with the enrollment process put something more useful up there? does it matter? because everyone's talking about it. >> well she did get a lot of attention, people wondering what it feels like to be associated with this site that's not working well at all. cms, the centers for medicare
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and medicaid services which is managing the site says they wanted to change the site to show it's more useful information. if you logon or try to, go to the home page it shows you the various options for signing up for health insurance. there's an icon of a phone and icon of various people you can call to speak with and papers. it's showing you the different ways you can sign up so they use the icons and placed the picture of this woman, maybe she's happy about it. who knows. >> we haven't heard anything from her? >> reporter: we haven't heard. people have been trying to track her down. jeanne moos was looking for her. she's no longer going to be seen when people login. maybe that's a good thing for her. >> small detail in the midst of everything else going on with the website. athena, thanks. a manhunt is under way for four inmates who escaped from an oklahoma jail. county sheriff says the men broke a lock on a hatch above the shower, moved through a
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crawl space, knocked out a cement block and reached an unlocked door. >> meantime you know anybody who breaks out of prison or anything you'll say they're dangerous. we're not for sure they are but you got to think they might be. you know they wasn't when they left but we don't know what they picked up after. >> three escapees had been convicted of drug offenses. the fourth waiting to go on trial on a gun charge. a spanish newspaper says the nsa collected data in spain from 60 million phone calls over a 30-day period, the newspaper reports the calls were not recorded but phone numbers, locations, and durations of calls were taken, one of the authors of that article, glenn greenwald, first reported on documents leaked by edward snowden for "the guardian" british newspaper. and wall street, there you hear it, the opening bell opening for the week, investors hoping for a record run to carry on, hoping it has some legs.
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the s&p 500 hit an all-time high on friday. cnn chief business correspondent christine romans is with us in new york. i look at the numbers and think what a big divide is between the 71% of americans in our poll last week who said they think the economy is poor and all of the gains in the market. >> about half of americans are not invested in the stock market, they feel it 100% through the jobs. that's what the disconnect is all about. for investors, for workers who have a 401(k) in their, at their company, wow. what a great year it's been. today you have a pullback from the records last week but i want to show you, poppy, how far we have come this year. these year-to-date numbers are really, really good. the dow is up 19% this year, the nasdaq up 31%. the s&p 500, now that is the average most likely to reflect the stock portion of your 401(k), up 2%. last week we had a terrific week for some tech stocks, many of these that i'm about to show you
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are household names, they are widely held stocks, we'll hear more from the tech companies this week, apple reports earnings after the bell. look at amazon, google up a fraction. look at the price of the shares, above $1,000 a share. microsoft up about 2%. it was a terrific week for stocks. no surprise for me this morning you have a pullback,' all depending on the earnings and one last point quickly a lot of this has to do with the fed. many people say the fed is not in any kind of business to be pulling back on a stimulus to the economy, that means stocks like it, they have going up for some time. >> we'll talk more about the fed and the policy in the 10:00 a.m. hour with you. i want to talk about this not strategic, petroleum reserve, strategic gasoline reserve, a move being made in new york one year after sandy, right? >> it would be the first state to do this. you have heard of these big vats and vessels full of oil in the gulf region that america's strategic petroleum reserve. this would be the first state, new york, having a gasoline
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reserve on long island, about a $10 million pilot program to make sure what happened last year doesn't happen again. four days after sandy as you well know, poppy, 60% to 65% of the gas stations were not working. they were either not working because they didn't have generators that could pump the gas or they literally did not have the gas. there's already been one pilot program to make sure you're getting generators to some of these smaller gas stations. this is the next step to make sure there are supplies available. andrew cuomo wants to do this, $10 million on the front end. no state has done something like this before, but when you think about new york and where it's situated and how this happened a year ago in recent memory, a stronger storm or a storm of a different path could do the same thing all over again, try and prepare, poppy? >> absolutely. we'll see if it makes it through and what happens. i vividly remember those lines. christine, thank you. >> you're welcome. still to come, several people thrown from a ride at a state fair, terrifying, a lot of questions about was this really
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an accident, one man is now arrested, we're going to tell you what he's accused of doing and why more arrests may be on the way. ido more with less with buless energy. hp is helping ups do just that. soon, the world's most intelligent servers, designed by hp, will give ups over twice the performance, using forty percent less energy. multiply that across over a thousand locations, and they'll provide the same benefit to the environment as over 60,000 trees. that's a trend we can all get behind.
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investigators believe a ride operator may be responsible for an incident at the north carolina state fair. the man who is from georgia, you see him there, facing three felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon after allegedly tacherring with a ride. police say the vortex, that's what the ride is called, suddenly restarted while passengers were getting off. five people were hurt. alina machado is live in raleigh with the latest. good morning, what do we know? >> reporter: good morning, poppy. authorities say the 46-year-old ride operator was hurt but they also believe he did something to the ride's safety devices that caused it to malfunction.
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>> we're at the state fair and the ride went upside down and dumped everybody out. there's people bleeding really bad. >> reporter: aer isifying scene on a north carolina state fair ride. this morning, the operator, timothy tutterrow, is behind bars, charged with three counts of felony assault with a deadly weapon. >> this ride was tampered with after the inspection and that critical safety devices were tampered with and compromised. >> reporter: authorities aren't releasing specific details about the alleged tampering, but they say this is a crimical investigation. tutterrow's attorney tells cnn his client is distraught and devastated by what happened. witnesses say the vortex ride had stopped and people were getting off it thursday when it suddenly restarted. >> five people fell straight from the sky, 20-feet drop. >> reporter: five people injured, three in the hospital, family members between the ages of 14 and 39.
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>> it makes me mad to think that anybody would put people's safety in danger like they have, and i'm not mad, i'm furious. >> reporter: the company that owns the ride released a statement saying in part, it has never been experienced an incident with any of its rides like this one. the company purchased the vortex earlier this year and a spokesperson says tutterrow has been operating it since then. tutterrow is being held on a $225,000 bond. he is expected in court later today. poppy? >> alina, do we think any more arrests could be expected in this? are you getting any indication of that? >> reporter: well the sheriff's office says this is an active and ongoing investigation and they have not ruled out the possibility of more arrests in this case. >> it's just terrifying and really perplexing. we'll wait to get more information. appreciate it, thank you. and a middle schooler shot
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dead by a sheriff's deputy is expected to be laid to rest. 13-year-old andy lopez was carrying two fake guns when he was killed on a california street. mourners gathered yesterday to pay their respects. many of them wore white to honor the young boy. cnn affiliate kgo reports that the local sheriff is cooperating in an fbi investigation. the sheriff has also expressed his sympathy. and it is like something straight out of a hollywood script. four inmates make a daring escape from an oklahoma jail leaving the town on edge. new in the next hour of "newsroom" we'll speak with the county sheriff and ask him about the search for the four men and if he thinks they got any outside help, that's straight ahead at 10:00. are you flo? yes. is this the thing you gave my husband? well, yeah, yes. the "name your price" tool. you tell us the price you want to pay, and we give you a range of options to choose from.
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in baltimore. authorities believe 37-year-old police officer christopher lee robinson shot and killed his ex-girlfriend and the firefighter she was with before taking his own life. tomorrow marks one year since superstorm sandy battered the northeast, after crashing through the caribbean, the powerful storm made landfall in southern new jersey on october 29th. sandy killed 117 people in the united states and caused property damage in the billions of dollars. this morning, the israeli air force launched an air strike on the gaza strip, we're told they targeted two rocket launching squads that may be responsible for an attack on southern israel. earlier two rockets were fired across the border, one of them israel by israel's iron domed defense system. there are no reports of injuries at this time. 11 injured and 5 dead this morning in china's tiananmen square after a jeep plowed into
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a crowd and then burst into flames. according to reports the dead include the driver and two passengers. the crash, the cause of it is unclear. and the area is right now under heightened security. a powerful storm hammering southern england this morning, winds have gusts nearly 100 miles an hour, dozens of flights at london's heath row airport had been canceled and upwards of a quarter million homes have lost power in this storm, at least two people have been killed, one was a sleeping 17-year-old girl, 102 days. that is the time that remains until the opening ceremonies at the winter games, and the russians are racing to get everything completed by the deadline. topping the to-do list, finish
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the stadium. there's also concern beyond the olympic village. will new hotels with ready for visitors? >> reporter: from a distance, this olympic path looks close to ready. but look closer, there's still so much to. top of the list, finish the stadium. it's not hosting any sport, but it will be the stage for the opening ceremony. the people directing that have demanded big changes to the design. russia is not famous for its efficiency. so delivering all this on time will be a statement to the world. it's one reason why president vladimir putin is taking such a personal interest. this man says putin's regular visits and direct oversight have made a big difference. >> i'm not going to say why, but it has. >> reporter: you're seeing things happen? >> yes. >> reporter: the other
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challenge, overhauling the city's infrastructure. the skyline is a mess of cranes and partially completed buildings. and then there's the traffic. it's appalling. sochi's mayor is firmly on team putin. and he insists somehow it will all be fixed in three months. security is an specially big concern at these games. organizers can't even rely on mother nature to deliver the white stuff. it's subtropical here, so snowfall is patching. that's why they're storing vast amounts of last season's snow, just in case. good morning. as you can see, a long list of challenges there for the organizers behind these olympics. the construction is just one of them, but it's a very important one. will they get there? that's where the importance of the putin factor really plays
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out. he was in town again today opening a train station and meeting with the olympic officials motivating them. and he wants it to happen. he's invested so much political capital in this, that there's no option for failure. therefore it will happen. largely because the russian president wants to show the world what a great modern country russia is regardless of the cost. and that cost at the moment is looking around the $50 billion mark. >> wow. the eyes of the world will be on sochi. but these things seem sooem to come together at the last moment for the country's hosting the olympics. a beautiful scene behind you, fill black. appreciate it. still to come. this is hard for me to report as a proud minnesota vikings' fan. minnesota viking rookie set an nfl record last night. but was it enough? green bay packers coming away with that win. [ laughter ]
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game four of the world series provided another whacky ending but this time it was in the red sox' favor benefiting from the unusual ending. there's more on this morning "bleacher report." >> good morning. on saturday for the first time ever, an obstruction call decided a world series game. and then last night for the first time ever, a game ended with a pickoff play at first. before that, this might be the moment we look back to. the sox were reallily in the dugout before the first inning. and boston gets two runners on. and johnny gomez who was a last-second replacement, crushes a three-run home run. and boston, check them out, celebrating, tugging on each
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other's beards. now bottom of the ninth, pell drawn representing the tying run, but yawn gets picked off at first base. and the series is now tied at two games apiece. nfl ned, the lions, calvin johnson had an amazing game. he racked up 329 yards receiving. that's the second most ever in in a game. detroit was down six with seconds to go. matthew stafford, check him out, he's yelling at his teammates, get to the line. we're going to spike the ball. he surprises the defense and his own teammates by jumping over into the end zone for a touchdown. they win the game, 31-30. he went off and had to be reviewed by his teammates. after the game, dez said his tie
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rate was a result of positive passion. and the minnesota vikings got off to a quick start last night on sunday night football. rookie, patterson, took the opening kickoff 109 yards for the touchdown. that broke the previous nfl record of 108 yards. and the packers would dominate despite that. and nba tips off tonight. the bulls and heat get start the at 8:00 eastern and that's followed by the clippers and lakers. and halloween might be a busy night for sports fans. if the world series goes to seven games. we'll have that game, nba, nfl, and hockey. dads will have to decide are you going trick-or-treating or watch sports. >> always take your kids trick-or-treating. dvr the game. the next hour of cnn
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"newsroom" begins right now. happening now in the "newsroom," an oklahoma town on edge after a daring prison break. >> small town. stuff like this is not supposed to happen. right? >> it is like something straight out of a movie. four inmates squeeze through a trap door above a shower and took off. plus another major snag with the obama care website brought enrollment to a screeching halt. we sit down with the man who served as the white house's first chief information officer. >> it's embracing 1960's era technology. it's not putting the citizens at the heart of government operations. >> why he says improving healthcare.gov maybe a matter of looking outside of washington. and this. does the smell of bacon get you out of bedfast? how about a hot cinnamon roll.
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forget kwooking. now you're smartphone can smell good enough to eat. the second hour of "newsroom" starts right now. good morning. i'm poppy harlow, in today for carol costello who has a well deserved day off. it has been an uneasy night in oklahoma. 50 miles southwest of oklahoma city. that is where four inmates are on the lose as we speak after a daring jail break. and how it happened reads like a far-fetched script straight out of hollywood. their escape began in the shower. that's where they were able to open an access panel and climb into an area that houses the plumbing. then they followed those pipes, snaked their way through the building. somehow they were able to bust through a concrete wall and then in an unsecured area.
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let's get the latest on the escape and man hunt for these four individuals. the sheriff joins us on the phone. thank you for being with us this morning. >> yes. >> let me ask you this first. do you have any sense that these escapeees had any outside help? we know that they ditched their orange jumpsuited. did someone leave clothed for them? do we know anything about any potential outside help? >> at this time we're still investigating that possibility. as of now, we have no leads of who it might have been or even if they did have help. >> i want to ask you also about this more importantly. wouldn't they need some sort of blueprint to know that that hatch led to piping that would get them to an area with a door that may or may not be unlocked, indeed it was unlocked? any way that they could have had access. >> really, i don't think so. they just when they got up in
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there, they just started crawl as far as it would go. when they got to the end of the wall, they was able to break some of the concrete blocks out and drop down in the access room there. i don't really think they knew where they was going. just kind of one way you could go. >> do you keep blueprints? would they have any -- would they be anywhere within the facility? >> i'm sorry. >> do you keep blueprints anywhere within the prison? >> i'm sorry, you don't have volume. i can't hear you. >> stand with me for just one second. we're going to work on fixing this and try to get back to the sheriff. we'll try to get him back on the line in a moment. the nsa, we're going to have them joining us now. they claim that they monitored 60 million phone calls in spain in just one month.
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this followed news that the united states reportedly intercepted millions of phone calls in france and germany. german chancellor angela merkel is upset that her cell phone calls were monitored for years. the "the wall street journal" reports that president obama didn't know about this until this summer and then put a stop to it. the house intelligence chief said all in all the nsa surveillance programs abroad keep us and the u.s. safe. listen. >> how damaging it for the german chancellor or the french president to know that we've been keyed into their phone calls? >> i think the bigger news story here would be if the united states intelligence sefbtss weren't trying to collect information that would protect u.s. interests both home and abroad. you have a big group of people sitting at the table deciding what we should do is right or wrong. and i would argue, by the way, if the french citizens knew
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exactly what that was about, they would be plodding and popping champagne corks. >> not sure about that. that's his take. let's bring in national security analyst and former cia operative bob bear. let's talk about this. this issue comes up getting all the headlines. are you shocked by this? isn't there just an understanding that this kind of spying happens and not only by the united states? >> well, the problem is we're not getting the full story out of the national security agency. if they had been simply running through spanish calls looking for particular terrorists over the course of a month, 60 million called is no big deal. it's almost acceptable. i think the shock for most people is that the united states allowed this to be leaked out in documented. that's what the french and germans and spanish are reacting to. now as for listening, to heads
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of state, that's something else. and frankly it would be highly unusual for the national security agency to monitor the chancellor of germany's phone and not tell the president early on. that would be completely opposite standard operating procedure. >> and that's what the "the wall street journal" is saying this morning citing several sources that the president wasn't notified of this. you have called this the worst damage to u.s. intelligence in 30 or 40 years. with a it worth it? >> absolutely not. look, the national security agency, i depended upon it for my entire career. it's got brilliant information when it comes to counterterrorism. but when you're listening into european leaders, it's not worth it. and especially when you let someone like edward snowed den put documents out. the europeans are going to back away.
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wee need them for counterterrorism. >> you said on cnn "newsroom" yesterday, you said, we'll see people -- and you said quote, backing off from washington. give me a sense of what you think that will look like and elaborate on what you mean. >> look, let's take britt i can't be. gchq, that's their national security agency. it's quite remarkable organization. they're very good. if they should come up with a very secret interacceptive, they're going to have second thoughts about calling washington and sharing it. they just will. they're worried about all the information we're leaking from wikileaks and on. it's truly a culture of -- that can't be sustained. >> so there's one thing to be very upset, feel violated, et cetera. but it's another to need your allies, to need the united states, to work collaboratively
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to prevent something very, very serious? is there a line there or no? you think this has crossed the line -- go ahead. >> we've crossed the line. but es peen aush is paced on secrecy. monitoring, for instance, u.s. reporters is way beyond the pail. and we're all going to pay the price. and i predict, it's impossible to tell for sure, but it's going to cost us lives in the end. >> cost us lives in the end? >> we're not going to have the full cooperation of the world combat terrorism and something is going to slip through the cracks because some nsa monitoring system has been closed down. >> do you wonder if there's any way at this point to prevent that? and i know you said that when you were in the cia this was happening. but what's new is the broad,
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broad, broad scope. is this something that the president needs to come out and directly address? is this something that needs to be publicly addressed, full just lay your cards on the table to the american public? or frankly, there are so many things that need to be secret. >> they need to be kept secret but we need the congressional intelligence committees involved. examining this, sigh if it's following the law. see if it's unnecessary. see if we got anything out of monitoring the chancellor's phone calls. i doubt it. congress should be looking at it, not you and me. >> well the obama care website crashed again. it is now back up and running. the administration is blaming a vendor networking issue saying an attempted fix actually turned out to crash the system. a spokesman for verizon said they immediately began working
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on the problem to fix it as quickly as possible. the ongoing website fiasco was fodder for, what else, "saturday night live" on nbc. check out this spoof. >> consider using our low res website. with simpler fonts and graphics. nice. or if the regular english site isn't working, try signing up in a different language like, say, icelandic. and then choose one of four simple plans, [ speaking foreign language ] . now that's fun. and if our site keeps freezing, we've also provided linking to other helpful websites, such as kayak.com where you can purchase airline tickets to canada and
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buy cheaper prescription drugs. >> well, republican senators may have been watching and on a more serious note, he called sebelius, quote, the laughing stock of america. >> we've had more people since october 1st, george, get letters of denial where they're losing the insurance that they hve than have been people actually able to sign up for the obama health care law. and you talk about sebelius and her comments, she's already as of saturday night, the laughing stock of america. >> she's expected to face a lot of tough questions on wednesday. she'll be on capitol hill before a house panel looking into all of the website that's it's going through. more on the obama care website. this is the first chief information for the united states. he's a man with very unique
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insight into exactly happened here with the site. good morning to you. talk about what he said that stood out to you. >> the one think he said, he said it was built with a 1960's architecture. and he really kind of got into the innovation problem within the white house walls. he talked to me about some of the problems with the government using contractors. listen to what he said, poppy. >> there is actually closed ecosystem of players that know how the procurement process works. they have people, you know, who know how to look at it and recognize that the way you make money is by throwing more bodies at the problem and engineering your favor from a profit perspective. rather than figuring out a way to deliver the best production, best solution at the lowest cost. >> good insight because he has been within the white house walls. and he's essentially saying that
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they're putting a lot of money and effort into putting bodies in the mix. but not the silicon valley lean startup mentality that seems to be successful in the valley. they don't have that within the government he said. >> did he work under the obama administration? he did, didn't he? >> yep. and he was very much part of the push towards technology and bringing the best and buy test technologists into washington. >> he now works in silicon valley. he wasn't any part of this rollout. i'm wondering what he thinks specifically they could have done better of the lean. and you talk about this all last week. too many people, too many agencies involved. too many cooks in the kitchen. but specifically, does he think anything else could have been better? >> absolutely. he spoke about outsourcing. if you're going to outsource, outsource to the people who know the moment about this.
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i asked him about this. listen to what he said. >> at the agency level, unfortunately, this is a case where decisions were made to actually implement and custom build everything rather than saying who does this best on the planet. how do we look at some of the best practices in silicon valley, whether it's amazon or google that can scale with billions of users. and how do we bring them in to help solve in? >> reporter: and poppy, he gave me a pretty interesting example. he said there was a decision made to have people register before they're allowed to browse. he joked, he said at amazon, he's said that's like having people register before christmas to browse the site. that's not how the technology works, that's not a decision they would have made. >> is he come back to help fix it? >> he's staying in silicon
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valley. i joked with him, and he said maybe they'll call you. he said they haven't called. but a lot of folks, they kind of shake their heads a little bit. he says that he trusts their in good hands. he says the people they're bringing in will make a zichbs. >> is an an equivalent of him now in the same position in the white house now? >> there are a lot of folks in the white house and a lot of people talking about innovation. there's still a lot of frustration. some of the most innovative people are afternoon times frustrated by the agency level of innovation. with the idea that you want to go in and change things. but there's so many ways. and you're really knocking up against a door. these people have been doing it for a certain way for a very long time. it's difficult to go in and completely switch things up. >> great interview. thank you for that. folks, if you want to see more,
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the israel iron defense system. no reports of injuries. meantime, conrad murray is a free man. he was released from the los angeles county jail after serving two years for causing michael jackson's death. a jury found that his negligence led to his death. his medical cad licenses were suspended after his conviction. but he plans to file for the reinstatement of those licenses. meantime, a recall involving broccoli salad. taylor farms has recalled more than 5,000 pounds of broccoli salad kit products. possible listeria contamination. they were shipped from connecticut, delaware, maryland, massachusetts, new jersey, new york, and vermont. no reports of anyone getting sick so far. and miami dolphin's center has been ordered to testify in the aaron hernandez murder
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investigation. he was served with a sue pena an hour after they lost to the new england patriots. let's start with this, rachel. how does he if we know fit into this hernandez investigation? >> we should make it clear that he is not being charged with anything and no expectation that he will be charged with anything. the expectation is that they just want him as a material witness in this case. th mike, and his brother who plays with the pittsburgh steelers were roommates of hernandez' at the university of florida. infact, the two twin brothers were seen wearing "free hernandez" hats over the summer. although they later thought that they thought that was in poor judgment. ajtd the big question is whether any other nfl players might eventually get drawn into this as witnesses. there's been request made to the
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steelers asking if the brother was hit with a is a pena. but this is an isolated case, although certainly a very ugly one. >> that's important to mention. no charges. let's talk about the world series. wow. two really whacky endings to the last two games. things we've never seen before in a world series. tell us about that and then about the brighter moments that you think are getting overshad owed by all of this. >> there's never been an obstruction call in the world series. that's what we saw to end game three. and this should be more like an nba game, yeah, we know it's a rule but you don't call it at the end. unfortunately, baseball fans know that that whole game is made up of technicalities. however, i think that rule may get looked at, just like in football. we saw a big decision on the
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tuck rule a few years ago. and after that, the owners took that tuck rule out. last night's game, game four, definitely a strange way to have a guy just basically take on out on base. and it's funny, the pictures, did you read that on the scouting report? he said, i don't read the scouting report. so certainly an odd game all the way around. but i think this home run by johnny goems is really the thing we should be talking about. this is a guy who wasn't even supposed to there that night. about 90 minutes before the game he finds out another player is having back problems. he's had a terrible run of bad luck at the plate. he's a character player and provided big numbers. >> talk about making the most of an opportunity. sink or swim, you get thrown in, and go for it. it's been sow exciting. we'll be right back. [ male announcer ] if you can clear a crowd but not your nasal congestion,
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well, after last year's botched facebook on the nasdaq, officials are not taking any chances in the runup to the twitter ipo. they conducted a systems check over the weekend. they say it was a success. but the companies's cofounder, he's not talking a lot about it. his name is jack dorsey. what he is talking about is his latest venture. it's called "scare." he spoke with maggie. she joins me now from new york. i find him fascinating. i went to hear a talk of his talking about all of things he tried and then eventually led him to do twitter.
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and now he's trying to disrupt a whole other big industry? >> and it would be -- twitter is on their road show with bankers, he's on the road meeting with small business openers in different cities across the u.s. and canada. we caught up with him and he's really focused on an area that he says needs help. it's commerce. he said small business owners have to spend too much of their time with back office stuff. not able to be out in front and working on the business, trying to grow their business. he thinks this is an area that he could contribute with. squares has been around since 2009, but they're lunching it to other areas. a service where you can send cash over e-mail. but the reason people are paying attention to this is because of the success of twitter. i asked him about those very high expectations. have a listen to what he said. >> it's not something i really think about that much. this is an entirely new canvas.
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twitter is focused around communication, this is around commerce. i think they're both opportunity mental to humanity. i think both are extremely complex and body companies are trying to make each simple. >> reporter: and poppy, he really sees that technology as a way to level the playing field. he's around talking to the business owners. and by the way, intensely private person. he's very sort of quiet and soft spoken. but very engaged when he talks to the business owners. and i said, what are they telling you? he says the government is failing them. he seize technology as one way that can help these small businesses grow and put some of these people back to work who are frankly left out of this economy. >> we see it all over with my cab driver today had a square. and also this big partnership
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with start bubucks. >> reporter: by the way, he kansd talk about twitter because of the s.e.c. they're band from discuss it. but i asked him about all of it around it. some of it has been personal about his role. he sort of smirked and said, i have people around me to keep me focused on what's important. and what's important is keep me in the hands of small businesses to help the economy, he sees this as key to help strans form the economy. he's going against big names, google, pay pal. but when you ask him about it, he says they're not doing it in a seamless way. and people can see who is coming in their shop, tweak their hours and grow their business by 20%. that's the kind of stuff he's locked into and focused on. but body about community, interestingly, when you talk to him. community for twitter was
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everyone. community here is getting small business owners together to mentor each other. >> and big business for him if it's a success. >> already a billionaire for this as well. if he make it happen to square. that's why people compare him to the likes of steve jobs. >> thank you. still to come. almost a year since superstorm sandy slammed the northeast. have state and federal officials really done enough to prepare for future natural disasters? my next guest says no. they need to do more. that's next. (dad) just feather it out. that's right. (son) ok. feather it out. (dad) all right. that's ok. (dad) put it in second, put it in second. (dad) slow it down. put the clutch in, break it, break it. (dad) just like i showed you. dad, you didn't show me, you showed him. dad, he's gonna wreck the car! (dad) he's not gonna wreck the car. (dad) no fighting in the road, please. (dad) put your blinker on. (son) you didn't even give me a chance! (dad) ok. (mom vo) we got the new subaru because nothing could break our old one.
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hurricane forecasters admit things could have gone better. are there other lessons that we could learn taking away one year later, that we could learn for the next storm? my guest says we dropped the ball on making changes and big long-term investments that could save lives and money. he writes all about this in his op-ed which is on cnn.com and he's working on a book called "storm surge." thank you for joining us. >> appreciate. thank you. >> when i was receipting your op-ed, you said look, superstorm sandy was handled a hundred times better than katrina. but you also write our real problems are long-term. what is not being tackled even in the wake of sandy? >> it's too soon to say what the long-term response to sandy will be. and we do sometimes see that in the wake of a big disaster, that
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that is a moment when people think long-term at least for a little while. if you look at some of the things that went right and didn't, you can see the disteengs between long and short-term. in protecting the new york subways did everything they could in the short-term. they put up sandbags and plywood to try to keep the water out. when that didn't work, they managed to get the system back online quicker than a lot of us thought they could. and then you have to think of the long-term, why are new stations being built in flood zones. because of long-term risk that was known to be there and is only getting worse was something that requires making an investment now to protect for a problem that's going to occur later. and sometimes at a time you don't know later. and so we're not so good at that. whereas in the cases of -- and i think you see it in all of the
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response, evacuations as everything else. not that it all went perfectly. but you saw at every level of government up to the president quick response and doing everything everyone could. whereas in thinking about how to build infrastructure in such a way to be resilient, that's only beginning to be talked about in a serious way. >> i was amazed the at response, nothing it perfect, but amazed at what went in to getting these cities back up and running. but i spent a lot of people on the coastline faced with rebuilding. you hear over and over again from a lot of people, there was a 100 year storm. this isn't going to happen every year. but you write in your op-ed, you say we still have trouble accepting that the future will bring new ones unlike those before, it will. so you're of the belief that it is not a one in 100 year storm?
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>> i think if you look historically, it was probably a one in several hundred year storm. but what i was referring to in that piece, is that because of the sea level is rising because the climate is getting warmer and the greenhouse gases that we put into the atmosphere, that's going to make the same event happen much more frequently. with a higher sea level, it will take a weaker storm to make the same kind of flooding. two issues, one is that we're not so good at recognizing rare events and even if the next two years it might be big enough that we should prepare for it. but then there's the event that because of the sea level rise it will become less rare. and that's the biggest of the long-term problems that we're really failing to address, in the united states in particular. >> and the big question is how do you get people to spend so
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much money, time, energy on this when there are also so many other pressing issues. it's a fate nating article. go to cnn.com. you can se read the op-ed there. thank you for joining us this morning. >> thank you. >> still to come in the "newsroom." you know him from "sweet jane" and "walk on the wild side." lou reid. we'll take a look at his life, legacy. that's next. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ whatever business you're in, that's the business we're in. with premium service like one of the best on-time delivery records and a low claims ratio, we do whatever it takes to make your business our business. od. helping the world keep promises.
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rock fans this morning remembering a poet and a true eye near. singer, songwriter lou reed decide dyed sunday at his home in new york. we have a look at his life and legacy.
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♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> with classics like "sweet jane" he often had risque lyrics with droning guitars. he joined forces with andy war haul who sponsored the velvet underground. >> i get personal satisfaction of faking things that don't exist. i follow passion. that's the one rule i've lived by. >> reporter: the edgy reed said he wanted to tell the stories of solo artists. his lyrics explored sex, drugs, and drag between queens ♪ honoree, take a walk on wuld side ♪ >> he saw himself as a literary
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figure as much as a my tigs significance. and he took that aspect of his work very seriously. >> he devilled into acting in a movie riff on the music business, "one trick pony." he loved poetry and legions of indy rockers hunt on his every word. ♪ you do what you can ♪ do what you got to do. for the love of suzanne ♪ >> he had been frail for months after a liver transplant earlier this year. he died at his home at age 71. nischelle turner, cnn, los angeles. no matter how busy your morning you can always do something better for yourself.
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of state hillary clinton may give the white house one more shot. but she's not the only ones whose moves and words have a lot of people wondering if 2016 is on their minds. >> it's actually more than speculation these days. because some of these potential candidates are positions thepss and testing messages. we're hearing a lot from the clintons and then a big group of republican are trying to show their commitment to conservative principles. that might be a preview of the 2016 campaign. trips to iowa. multiple speeches. big guns on the campaign stump. a full year before the mid term elections, the 2016 presidential race is already beginning to take shape. with hillary clinton dominating the field on the left. and a crew of mostly younger
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republicans competing on the right. one of those, ted cruz, took the critical state of iowa by storm over the weekend. he hunted fess sant with steve king and fired up the gop faithful. >> nothing, nothing, nothing matters more than a energized and vocal grass roots america, that's how you win elections. >> meantime, bobby jindal who is also 42 left the door open on his plans. >> i don't know what i'm going to do. it's too early. >> and in new jersey, chris tisty at age 51 is just a week away of winning a second term as governor of a state that leans far to the left. on tuesday, two of the communities hard hit by superstorm sandy a year ago this week. a tragedy that cemented his reputation as a bipartisan leader. tonight jeb bush will receive an
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award and appear on stage with paul ryan. and like the bush dynasty on one side, the duo on the other side of the aisle appears to be gearing up too. >> ladies and gentlemen it's my honor to welcome back to virginia the 42nd president of the united states of america, bill clinton. >> reporter: he's on a four-day tour of virginia trying to help long time friend and former dnc leader terry manage cull laugh close the deal. the former secretary of state and first lady who celebrated her 66th birthday on saturday, is starting to look a lot like someone picking up the pace for a presidential campaign. now, poppy, hillary clinton gave three speeches in three days just last week and she announced she'll be speaking again this coming friday in philadelphia. and we know how much bill clinton likes the campaign trail. and he's going to be campaigning
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all day for terry mccull love in virginia. >> and we'll keep asking that key question, do you intend to run? and not get answers. at least not yet. thanks so much. appreciate it. checking other top stories. police in north carolina have charged the operator of a ride that malfunctioned and seriously hurt several people. timothy tutterrow faces counts of assault with a deadly weapon for allegedly tampering with a ride at the state fair. three people hospitalized. more arrests are possible. and a powerful storm hammering surrender england this morning. winds gusting more than 100 miles aen hour. upwards of a quarter million homes have lost power. at least two people have been killed by the storm. one, a 17-year-old girl who was sleeping.
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let's take a quick check of what's happening on wall street right now.
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a little selloff on wall street. dow down 17 points and s&p, nasdaq also down just slightly. investors hoping that the fed has good news for them at this week's policy meeting. let's bring in christine romans with that story. what are we expecting? >> and you know what's interesting, a lot of people don't understand that the federal reserve has been pumping $85 billion into the economy every single month. and you think about all the budget cutting we're talking about in washington, kwibling over billions here and there, the fed has been pumping this money into the system and now with the debt ceiling fight and shutdown and still indecision about america's budget priorities, a lot of people are saying that the fed is going to keep doing it. and the fed is really sort of stuck here. you know, the fed, it's hand is forced. the shutdown trumped the taper. the tipper is the fed finally
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pulling back. the shutdown shows the fed has to keep going. bernanke, he's going to be moving out. he's going to be done january 31st. and janet yellen will probably have to continue the very same policies of benefit bernanke at least for the foreseeable future. this one will likely be bigger than the two before it and continue at least to the beginning of the year. >> what about the folks, half of americans are not invested in the market whatsoever. this fed policy like this, though, helping them in other ways? >> it's keeping interest rates low. so if they're going to buy a house, that means low mother-in-law rates if you've got the credit and cash in the bank for the down payment. it's been good for the housing market to a degree. but when you look -- cnn money has a fantastic story about this just showing the size of the
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stimulus. and in fact, you know, a lot of this is going to banks. banks are holding on -- it's fuelling the stock market, it's sitting on the books of financial professionals. but there's a lot of debate about whether or not it's trickling down to main street. now the fed, janet yellen and benefit bernanke, they're clear that they want to have the job market get better. what would things look like if we didn't have qe? probably a lot worse than right now. >> and more than 77% of the maerchs think the economy is poor. think for that. appreciate it. well, is there anything as enticing as the smell of bacon? it may soon be as close as your smartphone. a japanese company has reportedly created an app that releases a burst of aroma.
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you can choose from bacon, coffee, cinnamon rolls. scores of other scents. the key is the pod of fragrance that plugs into the headphone jack. i don't know if i want to be smelling my iphone any time soon. but that will do it for us today. "legal view" with ashleigh banfield starts right now. word today that the nsa tapped the phones of not one, but 35 world leaders. and new revelations, what the white house supposedly did and did not know about it. also this hour, chris brown arrested again. accused of punching a fan and charged with assault. and yes, he is still on probation for roughing up

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